Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Support for your success
Learners studying on mainstream courses who have a learning difficulty, disability or health condition
We encourage you to disclose a learning difficulty, disability or health condition on the application form. We will then assess your needs and recommend one of the following:
Tutor- led support
Our tutors and lecturers receive training on inclusive teaching methods and can make adjustments such as providing handouts in advance, breaking down assignments and supporting you with group work. Your tutor will discuss these adjustments with you and record them on the Tutor Led Support page on Pro monitor. This is the College's system for sharing information for example about your support needs and academic progress with everyone who works with you.
If you are assessed as having a learning difficulty, disability or health condition that significantly impacts on your learning, you will be invited for a support interview before your course interview. It is very important that you bring to your support interview any documents relating to your support needs e.g. an Education, Health and Care Plan, exam access arrangement assessment, diagnosis of dyslexia, educational psychologist report.
Depending upon the outcome of this support interview, we will recommend either tutor led support, agree an initial support plan with you or make recommendations for further support. We will then pass this information to your course interviewer so they are aware of your support needs.
What support is available?
DSA Allowance for Undergraduate Learners
If you have a disability, mental health condition or learning difficulty and are on a higher education level course, you could receive a grant called the Disabled Students' Allowance to help you during your studies. It does not need to be repaid. Find out more about the Disabled Students' Allowance.
You are welcome to visit us. Check our college open days page for details. Our learning support staff attend these events and can explain how you may be supported during your course. With notice, we are usually able to help with any extra support you may need eg signers or speaking guides. All our sites are fully accessible.